When I took a social psychology elective years ago we saw studied many interesting experiments. In one participants were shown problems that were not particularly difficult. However post- experiment debriefing revealed that even when the participants knew the answers, they would still agree with the group even when the group was clearly wrong.
Well, here I go again: talking to myself.
Was anyone here is quick enough on the uptake to "get it?"
OK, the short version:
You see, if you get enough plants in a function, like say a Landmark one, aping the "correct", the classical psy. experiment above suggests that people planted in such an experience might influence the newbies to obey the wishes of the group--even if that group is Landmark and/or clearly wrong in the eyes of the new participants.
It's probably in any college soc. psy. book.
Hope this helps just one person.
To the moderator:
I am getting e mails reply notifications regardless of who is being replied to. (shrug)
That is getting tiresome. (rolling eyes)
A constructive criticism of your forum: How about making so one can reply directly to a poster at any point in a thread, and only that person will receive the reply notification via e mail.
I doubt my criticism will motivate anyone to do a thing, but I feel better for getting it off of my chest. (grin)
I'd stick around, but obviously nobody is the least bit interested in what I have to say. If I feel another compulsion to discuss my brush with cults experiences, I'll go find a blank wall to talk to. It's less dehumanizing to be ignored by a wall. And less rude too.(sigh)
Please delete my membership from your forum,and that will suffice for my last "reply" from this forum. I'll delete my remote yahoo address.
As if I was going to get a regular one anyway (LOL).